Sieg

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Sieg
Kanufahrt auf der Sieg.jpg
The Sieg near Windeck
Country Germany
Basin features
Main source Siegerland
603 m (1,978 ft)
River mouth Rhine
50°46′7″N 7°4′32″E / 50.76861°N 7.07556°E / 50.76861; 7.07556Coordinates: 50°46′7″N 7°4′32″E / 50.76861°N 7.07556°E / 50.76861; 7.07556
Basin size 2,832 km2 (1,093 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 153 km (95 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    52 m3/s (1,800 cu ft/s)

The Sieg is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany named after the Sigambrer. It is a right tributary of the Rhine and 153 kilometres in length.

The source is located in the Rothaargebirge mountains. From here the river runs southwestwards to the city of Siegen and the hills of Siegerland, both named after the river. Further west the Sieg valley forms the boundary of the Bergisches Land (northern) and Westerwald (southern). The river finally runs through a protected area east of the city of Bonn.

After passing the cities of Hennef and Siegburg, the river flows into the Rhine at the Naturschutzgebiet Siegaue, a protected area immediately to the northeast of the city of Bonn, near Niederkassel/Mondorf.

Sieg Spring[edit]

Sieg Spring in May 2014

The Sieg Spring (German: Siegquelle), the source of the Sieg, is at an elevation of 603 metres (1,978 ft), near the village of Großenbach, North Rhine-Westphalia.[1] The location was restored in 2013.

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